Rood is altijd al mijn lievelingskleur geweest en dat zal ze ook altijd blijven. De commentaar van vriend en collega Jean-Marie Boomputte kan het gevoel alleen maar versterken:
RED is the color
RED is life
In many cultures Red means passion and love, in Tibetan philosophy it means connection with the Universe.
In Russian often the ‘red’ means beautiful.
Dostoevsky said ‘Beauty will save the World'. We all create the world around and all the artists are responsible in particular for what we are bringing to the world within our creativity.
Art is this powerful tool to bring the Beauty to the World – to save it.
And ... red is like a 'coup de foudre', a symbol of love and passion.
It's classic,'raffiné', insolent, sophisticated.
Eve's apple probably was red.
It's also the color of excess, fire, seduction and desire.
Red is the signal for danger, of the corrida and death in the afternoon, but it also denotes celebrations.
Presents are wrapped in red paper or with red ribons.
Children love red: bonbons, balloons and balls.
Red is for cardinals, for interdiction.... and for bordellos.